Pantheism Contradicts Islamic Belief
Shaykh Hamza Karamali beautifully explains the transcendance of Allah beyond (time and) space.
I have heard that you teach your students that Allah is everywhere. Is this true?
In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate
No, this is not true. Pantheism contradicts the purethat the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) brought and has hence never been accepted by Muslim scholars. We uncompromisingly adhere to the way of mainstream Sunni Islam ( ) in all aspects of religion. Our very name, , reflects this commitment.
We teach our students what has been transmitted to us by the top authorities of every religious discipline. In the discipline of Islamic belief, we teach Imam Abu Ja`far al-Tahawi’s celebrated creed, , followed by Shaykh Ibrahim al-Laqani’s authoritative summary of orthodox Muslim theology, The Pearl of Divine Oneness ( ). None of these books teach that “Allah is everywhere”. Quite the contrary: they explicitly teach that this belief is incorrect.
Orthodox Sunni belief teaches that Allah Most High does not resemble his creation in any way whatsoever, and hence neither location nor direction may be ascribed to Him. Allah’s creation occupies space; Allah is transcendently beyond occupying space. It is hence incorrect to say that He is everywhere, just as it is incorrect to say that he is physically “in” any particular place.
Imam al-Tahawi, for example, says, “He is exalted beyond limits, ends, parts, limbs and instruments, and—unlike all created things—the six directions do not encompass Him.” 
Imam Akmal al-Din al-Babarti–who’s commentary on theis the best one available in print–explained Imam al-Tahawi’s words, saying that this is a consequence of Allah Most High’s words, “There is nothing whatsoever like unto Him,” (Quran, 42:11), and that,
This is echoed several times by Imam Ibrahim al-Bajuri in his authoritative commentary on the, and nicely summarized by the most authoritative late figure in the Maliki school, Imam al-Dardir, who wrote, “He is transcendently beyond indwelling (whether in particular places or whether like the indwelling of water throughout a green stalk).” 
This is the pure belief of mainstream Sunni Islam, and this is what we adhere to. May Allah Most High keep us on the path ofuntil we breathe our last. Ameen.
 Abu Ja`far al-Tahawi,, Section 7 (unpublished translation by Hamza Karamali)
 Akmal al-Din al-Babarti,, Commentary on Tahawi’s words,
 Ibrahim al-Bajuri,
 Ahmad al-Dardir,
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